2024 Caden Bell (NC GBB): What a showing from the senior guard, but this is ultimately just a continuation of what he has been showing all season long for NC GBB. Bell has elevated his game as a senior and as a leader, pouring in some impressive performances. And on both days, he showed it all with his ability to knock down shots and consistently get to the line all game long. Really stepped up on both days and had two big performances, averaging 29ppg.
2024 Iverson King (FCDS): King continues to shine as a physical downhill creator for his team, using his size and frame to get downhill, attack the basket, and find ways to finish or get to the line. Though King can mix it up at times and step out as well, he has been at his best when he is attacking and assertive in leading his team.
2025 Trace Moffit (Greensboro Day): Moffit is an intriguing prospect in what he can provide for this team. He has good size that allows him to make his presence felt in a variety of ways, but he can be exceptional in spreading the floor and knocking down shots from behind the arc, which he showed on Day 1 to help his team in a big way.
2026 Dane Cassada (Calvary Day): This is Cassada’s team to lead, and he continues to produce every time we see him play. The young prospect continues to bring productivity along with strength, IQ, and the ability to score or be a playmaker for others. He makes strong decisions, doesn’t force much, and is extremely confident in finding his shot and scoring inside and out. He continues to show he can be a multi-level scorer on the floor.
2025 Chandler Kennedy (Carmel Christian): Carmel has consistently shown they have a strong duo in Slay and Taylor, but Kennedy is one who has really stepped up, gotten better, and added more to this team with his play. He has shown the ability to create and be a strong option, isn’t afraid to knock down shots outside, and competes on both ends of the court. Kennedy gives Carmel another option on the court, especially with how quick and shifty he is on the court.
2024 Cam Edmonds (West Stokes): Edmonds continues to be the leader and go-to option for his team, as he consistently has shown he understands how to create and make plays, and be a big-time scoring option. Whether he uses his athleticism, showcases his shot-making, and his ability to be a playmaker on the court, Edmonds filled it up by scoring, rebounding, and finding others at the event.
2024 John Campbell (Bishop McGuinness): Bishop McGuinness is a very interesting team to watch for, as they have several players that can step up and be a presence on the court. Though Campbell started a bit slow, he elevated his game further on in the game. He knows how to make winning plays while on the court, as he excels as a leader, dictates the action, displays tremendous athleticism and playmaking skills, and battles on each play.
2026 Toot Clay (HP Christian): Clay really opened up more eyes to his development and game this summer, and it seems like he has carried that into the season for HP Christian. He finished with a strong double-double, as Clay was able to be extremely active around the basket, more assertive in finishing, and active on the boards. He can be a versatile piece with his presence and understands how to make an impact on both sides of the floor.
2025 Alejandro Ford (Woodberry Forest): Ford was a new name for us to learn about with Woodberry Forest, as he was consistent throughout the event. He is a long, versatile win who did a nice job in getting downhill and finishing at the rim. Ford has good instincts on the boards as well, as he was the clear go-to leader for his team. He should be a nice fit for Air Force in the coming years.
2025 Jackson Keith (Southern Durham): Keith is one of the top players in the class and when you watch him you can see why. He has size and physicality that you have to like, and he shows more of his true position in scoring inside and out. He knocked down shots off the catch from the perimeter, but also played with tremendous pace and feel in finishing strong inside. Has the ability to impact the game from all three levels.
2025 Addison Newkirk (Greensboro Day): Newkirk may have had his best game we have seen from him in some time, as he filled it up, mixed it up offensively, and was all over the boards. On Day 2, he finished with 22pts and 10 rebounds, making plays off the dribble, finding ways to finish with touch around the basket, getting to his spots with his jumper, and aggressively seeking out rebounds throughout the game.
2024 J3 Swindell (Caldwell Academy): Swindell may have had the best game of the event, going for 32 points and nine rebounds for his team. Swindell continues to flourish and shows that he could be a sneaky unsigned senior to look out for more, displaying his ability to be effective from multiple levels. Strong finisher, can get to his spots to knock down jumpers, and creates well for himself.
2024 Maurio Hanson (Chambers): This unsigned senior looks to be a man on a mission, and he continues to prove doubters wrong. We say it time after time, Hanson knows how to produce and has an intriguing skillset with his mobility, his feel and vision, his ability to step out and score, but also be a force down in the paint with touch. Every time we see him, he has proven himself in a big way and more need to catch on.
2024 Bobby Cannon (Forsyth Country Day): Cannon had a very solid showing throughout the event, but really impressed with his play on Day 2. Whether he was stretching the floor with his 3-point shot, finishing at the rim and over defenders, rebounding well on both sides, or altering/blocking shots on defense, Cannon just seemed to have his hands in everything.
2024 Dashawn Lucas (Kings Fork): Though King’s Fork had several new names that impressed, Lucas was one that really captured our eyes with his overall activity and ability to be a stat stuffer. He used his 6’5 frame to impact the game in a variety of ways, whether it was scoring or rebounding. Lucas did a great job in being a long, rugged, high-motor forward on the court, bringing a strong effort around the basket.